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Join the Club ch. 3

Are you feeling overwhelmed with Laundry, Dishes, and Floors? Well I am here to tell you, you are not alone. As you probably know I have two small children, but I am going to let you in on a little secret. I struggled with these 3 chores and more before I had kids. It wasn’t until this year 2020, go figure, that I figured something out on how to manage these chores. I am still working on the others and when I get that figure out I’ll update you. This post is the second chapter of how I tackled these 3 chores on a daily basis.

Chapter 3

Floors

My husband and I obviously have different triggers when it comes to cleaning. I like things picked up and put in place and organized. He has to have clean floors, not so clean you can eat off of them kind of thing, but clean as in vacuumed or swept so when you walk barefoot your feet don’t feel dirty. I love clean floors too. Although, like the other chores we have discussed in weeks past, I do not really enjoy doing them. So over the years we have found a comprable solution.

We use a Roomba!!

Now, we have used several robot vacuums for many years until we fell in love with our current model. We had one that swept/dust mopped/wet mopped and then we had several other models of just a vacuum. On a good week we let Sucker 2.0 do its job while we are out of the house, its a little to loud to run while we are home.

Now if you are familiar with any automated vacuum you have to have everything picked up or it will suck it up or get stuck, not finish its job and possibly ruin the item that it sucked up. All bad things, I know. Because we have had so many (3-4) robots I have learned to purchase furniture and rugs that will not interfere with this process.

A second draw back to only using the robot is that it does not get all the dirt and dust because it will not get close to the walls or furniture. So this requires you to have a “real” vacuum as well. We used to use a broom and sweep the debris away from the wall so it would be sucked up but it began to feel like more work and wasn’t very convenient.

All of this sounds crazy and over the top as I write it but I would have to take my Dyson out and vacuum the whole house everyday so that my husbands feet don’t feel dirty. And “Ain’t nobody got time for that.” The Roomba was the hubby’s idea and it helps both of us keep our sanity.

The best and worst thing about the Roomba is that the house has to be picked up. Its great because when we are on top of things the house is picked up but when we are not on top of it, we aren’t on top of it!

The weeks we are on top of things we run the Roomba every day and then I vacuum and mop on Friday. When I have quick messes I use a dust buster and spray mop.

This all can be overwhelming and confusing but it is what works for our family. Finding the routine that works best for us has taken many years and there are several weeks in a row that I do not actually vacuum and mop so the Roomba helps keep up with my laziness.

Finding what works best for your family is going to take time but when you figure it out you will be glad you took the time.

Here are the products I use

This is the Roomba we have. https://store.irobot.com/default/roomba-vacuuming-robot-vacuum-irobot-roomba-i7-7150/i715020.html?_ga=2.88991324.692050102.1601309000-689627861.1601309000&_gac=1.49100244.1601309000.Cj0KCQjwk8b7BRCaARIsAARRTL4cP0Cz8m9sCUgrHv2e6k1o5f8JlPqdPCwA6r0g_W9P2CstXkjvtH0aAr8kEALw_wcB

This is not the Dyson I use but it is similar. We purchased ours 6-7 years ago. https://www.dyson.com/vacuum-cleaners/cylinders

This is the mop bucket I use with Mr Clean lemon https://www.walmart.com/ip/O-Cedar-QuickWring-Bucket-with-Torsion-Wringer/574638157

This is the mop head I use. https://www.walmart.com/ip/O-Cedar-Light-Thirsty-Wet-Mop-Refill-For-225-Wet-Mop-Only-One/194774289

This is the “dust buster” we have. https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-18-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Cordless-Brushless-Vacuum-with-18-Volt-Lithium-Ion-1-5-Ah-Battery-R86090B-AC840085/314213126?source=shoppingads&locale=en-US&mtc=Shopping-B-F_D25T-G-D25T-25_9_PORTABLE_POWER-Multi-NA-Feed-PLA-NA-NA-PortablePower_PLA&cm_mmc=Shopping-B-F_D25T-G-D25T-25_9_PORTABLE_POWER-Multi-NA-Feed-PLA-NA-NA-PortablePower_PLA-71700000034127218-58700003933021540-92700054846155828&gclid=Cj0KCQjwk8b7BRCaARIsAARRTL7BJjo8QA8qO4mC-Ln5TfcLF05YZldTjOTNXgI89QPoZNwQM_O6YuEaAiH6EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

This is the quick mop I use with Mr Clean lemon. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Libman-Freedom-Spray-Mop/20970564?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&&adid=22222222227026446588&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=53065340471&wl4=aud-834279576126:pla-85493765111&wl5=9012415&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=20970564&veh=sem&gclid=Cj0KCQjwwuD7BRDBARIsAK_5YhVYfJVGkEDtSUHi8O3GZvFof7kOW03jVLRBkZG2pK1YtQ5R0mzcmfUaAq2tEALw_wcB

If you have any questions about the products I use or the process and routine please feel free to reach out.

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Published by Ashley Rowe

Hi! My name is Ashley and I am a wife of almost 10 years and a mom of Irish twins Daisy (3) and Brady (2). I grew up in a small town and after college moved back to marry my Husband, Corey. I am not perfect at anything I do and will be the first to tell you I struggle with balancing life on the daily. Cooking and Baking are were I feel like I shine, but I enjoy learning and trying all the things.

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